Having a print and play set drop from FFG was a very welcome surprise! I just want to take a second to thank FFG for this. They didn’t have to do this, and I don’t think anyone expected to get this type of content from FFG with them ending their support for the game. Thank you FFG! Here are the cards I’ve got some games in with and my early thoughts:
I've been a fan of Marvel and anything Marvel-related since I was a teenager in the '90s, to some of you, that's a long time ago (in a galaxy far far away) *Star Wars pun*.
Looking back, in retrospect, one of the odd things about the Star Wars LCG Core Set was that it introduced all 6 of the affiliations, but 2 of those (1 on each side) only got 1 objective set at the start. While the Core Set did introduce classic characters tied to those affiliations, like Han Solo and Boba Fett, to the game. Others classic characters like Chewbacca, Lando, Jabba, other named bounty hunters and classic ships like the Millennium Falcon had to wait. The first expansion cycle for the game, the Hoth Cycle, slowly added sets for both Smugglers and Scum, but other than getting Dengar in the very last pack of the Hoth cycle. Star Wars fans were still waiting for appearances from characters and ships that were obviously going to have to show up at some point. Finally, Smugglers and Scum got their day in the sun when FFG released its first full Deluxe Box expansion for the game, Edge of Darkness.
Reflecting on the Convergence block meta (the last 3 sets), prior to the release of the recent Gandork Holocron/Holocron and the latest RRG, many of the top meta decks were three wide. Anyone who knows me, or was a regular listener to the I Rebel podcast knows that two-wide middle-middle is my type of Destiny. I don’t think I’m alone in that statement. I believe many people fell in love with the game playing this archetype.
We are taking a brief break from the interdimensional, intergalactic shenanigans of Doctor Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy to come down to Earth. Spider-Man got his backdoor entrance into the MCU in "Captain America: Civil War", but now he is making his first solo appearance!